May 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Bullying–and how to deal with it–still a problem for schools

As Massachusetts teens are being charged with the death of a 15-year-old girl who killed herself after relentless bullying at school, one local boy’s father is denouncing a local school’s lax response to what he calls a bull More...

Health & Wellness

Wellness Community invites people affected by cancer to free night of comedy

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura invites people affected by cancer to a free comedy night featuring professional comedian Leanne Kasper from 7 to 8 p.m. Mon., June 14 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village.   More...

Low-cost health clinic a success

PRESSURE POINT—Los Robles Hospital phlebotomist Cindy Shimas, a Newbury Park resident, right, prepares to take a blood sample from Westlake Village resident Sharon Pember during the Los Robles H More...

Amgen sponsors Relay For Life

Amgen has been named presenting sponsor for the American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay For Life of Conejo Valley. More...

Schools

National Charity League Conejo Valley Chapter introduces its 2010 debutantes and senior ticktockers

The Conejo Valley chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) introduced its 2010 debutantes as part of its annual new member and debutante announcement tea on May 16 at Sherwood Country Club. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., May 28: Senior rally/9 a.m.   Sycamore Canyon Band concert/ performing arts center/5 p.m.   Sat., May 29: Cuizon Ballet performance/ performing arts center Mon., May 31: Memorial Day-no school   More...

Choir wins

The Sycamore Canyon Choir recently participated in a competition involving schools throughout California. More...

Business

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Free business seminar today at library

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will present a free seminar on “Do you have what it takes to be in your own business?” from 5 to 9 p.m. today, May 27, at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road.   More...

Young players get top training

  BOYS AND GIRLS BENEFIT—A new indoor baseball and softball training facility that includes batting cages is now open in Conejo Valley. All Stars Athletics is at 711 Rancho Conejo Blvd. in Newbury Park.  More...

Family

Hey kids! It’s time again for you to draw your dad

Sun., June 20 is Father’s Day and the Thousand Oaks Acorn is inviting young people to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old dad. More...

Boys & Girls Clubs now open to fifth-graders

The Conejo Valley Unified School District has given the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes permission to admit fifthgraders to its clubs on Redwood, Sequoia, Los Cerritos and Colina middle school campuses in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Pa More...

Kids Club meets

Juggler David Cousins will perform at 10 a.m. Thurs., June 3 for the Kids Club in the food court at The Oaks mall. The Oaks shopping center is on Hillcrest Drive between Moorpark and Lynn roads in Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

Who wants a perfect day?

I suggested dessert at my favorite ice cream shop, a trip to Wal-Mart to check out the new movies on sale and a few hours on the basketball court to improve my game. Manicotti for dinner could top off the evening. More...

Fight rages on between Parks and Strickland

With less than two weeks until Election Day, Ventura County Board of Supervisors candidates Linda Parks and Audra Strickland still aren’t agreeing on much— including whether they’ll debate one another before the June 8 elec More...

Citizen crime fighter helps T.O. police officers

In some towns, people look away when they see a crime happening, but in Thousand Oaks, one citizen got involved after witnessing a group of men beating another man unconscious. More...

Democrats spar over chance to face U.S. Rep. Gallegly in November

On June 8, voters in the 24th Congressional District will decide which of three Democratic candidates will run against longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly, the Simi Valley Republican who’s held the job since 1987.   More...

Community

Armed robbers hit First California Bank

Police and the FBI are looking for two armed men who robbed a Thousand Oaks bank last week and struck a bank employee with a handgun. More...

Senior of the Year event coming next Thursday

The Thousand Oaks Council On Aging will host the annual Senior of the Year awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., June 3 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Community Briefs

Lock your doors and windows Anyone who’d like to increase the likeliness of getting burglarized should leave their doors and windows unlocked. More...

Dining & Entertainment

‘Stalag 17’ concludes at Conejo Players

Play review

“Stalag 17” is best known as a 1953 motion picture starring William Holden, who won an Academy Award for his performance. More...

Ready for a sip

‘MARGARITAVILLE’—Newbury Park resident Kevin Yokota, right, samples a margarita from La Paz restaurant employee Gratty Iturrald, left, during a Margarita Mix-off fundraiser sponsore More...

What’s new on DVD includes ‘Avatar’

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, docu mentaries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. More...

Sports

Aspiring equestrians learn from Olympic medalist

Two local horseback riders are taking a big leap forward in their goal to be members of the United States’ show jumping team at the Olympics. More...

Race to the finish

  STRETCH RUN–Team Garmen’s Ryder Hesjedal, right, is about to make his move past team Radio Shack’s Chris Horner, left, to claim the Stage 8 win as the breakaway sprinters roll past Triunfo Canyon Road, heading east on Westlake Boulev More...

In loving memory of James Street

Baseball tournament honors a fallen friend

They called James Street the Blond Bomber.   He once hit four home runs in four at-bats, including three in one all-star game. His next two at-bats, he was intentionally walked, including once with the bases loaded. More...

Pets

FUNNY GIRL

FUNNY GIRL—Ellen, a 3-year-old tan-and-black female German shepherd mix, is a stray. Ellen can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   A male, 55, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence at 12:26 a.m. May 19 in the 2100 block of Palos Court.   A male, 23, was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment at 11:21 p.m. More...

Faith

Temple celebrates 50 years, rabbi has served for 10

Temple Etz Chaim, which is observing 50 years serving the Jewish community in the Conejo Valley, will celebrate Rabbi Richard Spiegel’s 10th anniversary as its spiritual leader with a special Shabbat service and dinner at 6:30 p.m. More...

NCC programs add new twist to old themes

War, natural disasters and humanity’s four-footed friends. These topics are no strangers to television viewers, but programming presented by the National Council of Churches (NCC) adds many new dimensions to familiar themes.   More...

New temple forming

The New Shul is a Jewish congregation forming in the Agoura Hills/Conejo Valley area. More than 100 families are committed to the new congregation.   The next planning and organizing meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tues., June 1. More...

Letters

They like Dean

As civic leaders, the health and safety of our community is our primary responsibility. The election of the next sheriff of Ventura County will present a critical decision for the voters of the city of Thousand Oaks and the rest of Ventura County. More...

Vote no on 14

‘‘A half million voters denied their vote” should be the headline if Prop. 14 passes on June 8.   More...

Vote yes on 15

Getting the money out of politics is a nonpartisan issue and should be a priority for every voter. If you want to end the era of politicians being bought and paid for, then Proposition 15 is a good starting point.   Prop. More...

Editorials

Prevention of bullying is important, but after it happens, the discipline must be swift and strong

The only constant is change, but with some things in life, things never change. We tell on page 1, for example, about a bullying incident in a local school. The problem isn’t new. Everyone, young or old, can remember a bully.   More...

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